Police identify man struck, killed by vehicle in south Columbus crash


COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police have identified the man killed in a crash in south Columbus.

Columbus police said officers and medics responded around 11:05 p.m. Wednesday. Police said Matthew Stapleton, 31 was walking on Lockbourne Road just north of Williams Road when he was struck by a vehicle.

The driver did not remain on the scene. Other drivers did stop to try and help the pedestrian, but Stapleton was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Witnesses say the driver who struck him was traveling in a white Saturn Ion. That person went west on Williams Road after fleeing the scene.

The Accident Investigation Unit responded and initiated an investigation, which remains ongoing.

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